Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

Site: Counselling Centre and Drop-in

Service: Egale Youth OUTreach

Description
Description (Service) Drop-in centre and counselling services for LGBTIQ2S youth * intake, assessment and individualized support plan * information and referral -- emergency shelter, housing options * assistance in applying for government health (OHIP) and social assistance programs (OW, ODSP) * assistance in obtaining identification and/or legal support in amending sex markers on official documentation * employment assistance including resume and job search coaching, and referrals * food, TTC tokens and other basic necessities

Counselling Centre -- immediate crisis response and counselling * suicide prevention, intervention and follow-up care * individual mental health counselling * group counselling * family counselling * addiction and mental health supports * medical, dental and legal aid referrals * exploration of education opportunities, including high school, postsecondary and trades programs * gender affirmation, community acceptance support and counselling, including transition planning and trans literacy seminars * group discussion, counselling and learning activities

Newcomer support groups: Perception -- support group for LGBTQI2S immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers * Tea & Talk -- support group for Arabic-speaking communities
Service Details
Hours Drop-in centre and walk-in counselling -- Mon-Fri 3 pm-7 pm * counselling also by appointment Mon-Fri 11:30 am-3 pm
Areas Served Toronto
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 29 year(s) 
 
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTIQ2S) youth 16-29 years who are homeless, unstably housed, or at risk of homelessness
Application Call, email or drop in
Languages English ; Arabic - Tea & Talk support group
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Toronto Downtown East
Address & Map
290 Shuter St, Level 1
Toronto, ON M5A 1W7
 
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Intersection Parliament St and Shuter St
Mailing Address 185 Carlton St 
Toronto, ON M5A 2K7
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-964-7887 ext 9
Toll Free Phone 1-844-443-4253 ; 1-844-44-EGALE
Fax 1-888-990-0585
E-Mail outreach@egale.ca
Website egale.ca/outreach
Social Media Facebook Facebook: facebook.com/egaleoutreach
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/egalecanada?lang=en
Primary Contact Dana Kamin, Program Manager; Phone: 416-964-7887 ext 7401; Email: dkamin@egale.ca
Alternate Contact Jeanette Blair, Program Manager; Email: jblair@egale.ca